A bric-a-brac approach to arts & media education!? (Draft)

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When faced with a broken and out of date methodology, structure and systems, how do we as academics find our purpose, value and relevance within the 21st Century classroom or perhaps a more relevant question should be how would we re-imagine what that classroom could look like. Here, I am not meaning what shape of rectangle or square room and colour chairs or even what type of physical building, I am thinking what tools, skills will we, as learners and teachers, need to make this 'place' an effective, enjoyable environment to experiment and work together to help create and propel the next wave of creatives out into the big wide world!
In 2011 Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun at Stanford University shook up educational institutions by opening their doors to their ‘Introduction to Artificial Intelligence’ interactive MOOC (Massively Open Online Class). Two years earlier in the back of a converted cinema in the UK1, Jonathan Shaw and his team seeking to enhance student engagement with photography and connect them with their wider professional networks, had explored a similar idea, allowing the world to peer into their classroom. Picturing the Body better known by its hashtag #picbod, a free and open undergraduate photography class was born. #picbod together with its sister open class #phonar (short for Photography and Narrative) are now referred to as Open Boundary2 by JISC as a third distinct thread running within the wider weave of what might be commonly termed MOOCs.

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This conversation will reflect3 upon and explore the motivations, rational and strategies for development and support of open4, online courses specifically within context of arts, media and design education.
It is aimed at people who are interested in exploring how the practitioner led educator may have privileged insights into defining new practices for the fast changing higher education and professional landscapes.

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A bric-a-brac approach to arts & media education!? (Draft)

  1. 1. #bric-a-bracapproach to arts & media education http://slidesha.re/15aJtcQ #MES2013 Friday 20th September, Media Education Summit, Sheffield, UK Jonathan Shaw
  2. 2. pressures metrics #MES2013 Times Higher App
  3. 3. motivator relevance #MES2013 Google commercial: The Interview
  4. 4. #openboundaryJISC definition what we do #MES2013 http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/moocs-and-open-courses-whats-the-difference-13-mar-2013
  5. 5. #OpenMedia Om the 21st century university openmedia tactical sustainable engaged visible collaborative Approach #MES2013
  6. 6. space physical & digital #MES2013
  7. 7. attitudes subject #MES2013 Develop a relationship which is more based on our discipline rather than this hierarchy of student and lecturer Sean Carroll’s interview for Sony Ericsson on the Networked Society
  8. 8. #1:1scheme tools access #MES2013
  9. 9. Image: Creative Feed content relevance #MES2013
  10. 10. #picbodPicturing the Body open picbod.org #MES2013
  11. 11. #phonarPhotography & Narrative open phonar.org #MES2013
  12. 12. open creativeactivism.net #creativeactCreative Activism #MES2013
  13. 13. Image: Adele Reed barriers access #MES2013
  14. 14. #MES2013 programme activities
  15. 15. #MES2013 find motivate
  16. 16. #MES2013 filters exploration
  17. 17. #MES2013 filters mood
  18. 18. #MES2013 insights conversations
  19. 19. #MES2013 insights craft
  20. 20. #MES2013 residencies partnerships
  21. 21. #MES2013 support community
  22. 22. #MES2013 legacy pride
  23. 23. normal? brief #MES2013
  24. 24. normal brief #MES2013
  25. 25. included critique #MES2013
  26. 26. collaborative community Dean O’Brien #MES2013
  27. 27. wow! student-led #MES2013
  28. 28. published year 1 Adele Reed #MES2013
  29. 29. winner year 2 Mariya Mileva #MES2013
  30. 30. #MES2013 showcase platform
  31. 31. Joanna Ornowska featured year 3 #MES2013
  32. 32. Kye Steven #MES2013 featured craft
  33. 33. p2p collective #MES2013
  34. 34. coming up... October 2013 #MES2013
  35. 35. coming up... November 2013 #MES2013
  36. 36. coming up... January 2014 #MES2013
  37. 37. #reclaimopenMIT & UCI innovation contest get involved... 26-27th September 2013 http://dmlhub.net/save-date-reclaim-open-learning-symposium #MES2013
  38. 38. Jonathan Shaw j.shaw@coventry.ac.uk @time_motion #MES2013 Presentation available at: http://slidesha.re/15aJtcQ www.disruptivemedia.org.uk

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